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Pain In My Left Hand Fingers
Needs evaluation: The symptoms you described are consistent with carpal tunnel syndrome, however, to be certain you would need to be examined by a physician. Please see you physician and consult this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/ds00326. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel : The most common cause of numbness in the middle finger of the hand is compression of the median nerve at the wrist. The middle finger is followed by the index finger, thumb and half of the ring finger. If you also have blanching of the finger along with numbness you may have raynaud's syndrome, a vascular constriction brought on by cold. Wrist position can affect the numbness. ...Read more
Pain in lower back and up my right arm. Numbness in my right arm tingling in my thumb pointer and middle finger. What do I do?
Possible diagnoses: If the main problem is joint pain with activity and the joints are larger and feel bony, osteoarthritis is a possibility. If there is a soft squishy joint swelling and morning stiffness, rheumatoid arthritis would be possible. In RA several joints are affected and usually both hands. Another possible diagnosis is simple tendinitis, usually from overuse. See your primary doctor first. ...Read more
Ive been getting intermittent painful tingling in right middle finger and first 4 fingers on my left hand. The pain shoots up arm to my jaw?
Need to see a: neurologist for proper neuromuscular testing and diagnosis. At this junction in your life, there are quite a few neuromuscular diseases that can occur. Please do not wait, see a neurologist immediately. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Pain on left side of chest and my right pinky finger and ring finger tingling but sometimes moves to left hand?
How long: How long is this going on? Consider the ER to get your heart checked. This could be a sign of something. ...Read more
Sharp pain starting from lefr elbow to left forearm which causes tingling in my left hand and fingers? Mostly pinky. 28/f.
Pain in left shoulder blade muscle, both hands fingers going numb, tingling. fingers on right hand burning with numbness,pain between middle and ring ?
Common:Carpal tunnel: While carpal tunnel may not be the cause, it is the most common cause of numbness and tingling in the fingers, and may radiate to the shoulder and even neck. If it wakes you at night, usually carpal tunnel. If neck pain, may be central/neck related. Recommend seeing an orthopedist. ...Read more
Burning: Sharp pain in fingers & wrist: did you have trauma to that hand recently? Do you have diabetes? How long has it lasted for? Depending on answers (so consult with us to help better): Most common cause is you slept on that side in wrong way to compress nerves & blood vessels; Nerve issue; diabetes; tumor compressing nerves & blood vessels. Help us help you: consult with us as it may need full eval ...Read more
Sudden sharp pain above the left breast. I have constant left shoulder and arm pain as well as tingling in left hand from my thumb to my middle finger?
I have pain in my left hand, ring finger knuckle. I'm sure that some of it is related to playing guitar. Suggestions?
Pain ring finger: hello ~ yes I suppose if you use a plektrum and balance your hand on the guitar with the ring finger, that could do it. But look carefully at everything to do to see where the overuse is. Piano, other musical instruments, holding a trumpet, gardening, computer work etc. It will get better. ONE thing you MUST NOT DO, is IMMOBILISE it or strap it because that causes fingers to go stiff very quickly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nonspecific: More of a description is needed to make a differential diagnosis. Is there an injury,tenderness,deformity,discoloration,pain only on motion? The discomfort could come from the joint,skin,ligaments,tendon. Your physician can evaluate the finger and decide whether an xray is indicated. ...Read more
Pain in my middle left hand finger and I different sizes of RED moles in that has spreads over the years to different parts of my body ?
29yrs old with Pain in my left arm,hand &fingers also sharp pain on left side of chest. What else could it be besides Costochondritis?
To ER: Other than cardiac disease which will worsen with exertion and also cause shortness of breath, it could be radicular pain from a cervical level. If you haven't been evaluated by a physician, you should be seen ASAP. Sharp chest pain isn't typical for cardiac disease, but women have atypical symptoms. Even young people can have heart disease. Why take a chance? ...Read more
I have sharp shooting pain in my left hand and middle finger does that mean signs of a heart attack? I'm 28 years old and a female.
I have been experiencing extreme fatigue in the last few weeks. This has been coupled with joint pain in my left fingers/hand/wrist. Ideas?
It could be a lot of: There's no single test to confirm a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome. You may have to undergo a variety of medical tests to rule out other health problems that have similar symptoms. Treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome focuses on symptom relief.Good luck thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a pain in my left hand, between my ring and middle finger. Presence can come and go, seems sporadic. Aggitate, and returns easy. Help?
Ganglion cyst?: There are several things that can cause pain in the hands. One of the most common is a ganglion cyst. These can spontaneously rupture and reappear time and time again. Can you feel a small movable cyst when you touch the area? These are sometimes surgically removed. See a board certified orthopedic surgeon, best yet one who does hand surgery. ...Read more
Depending upon the: Distribution of the tingling it may mean one or more nerves are being compressed. The median nerve gives sensations of thumb index middle and part of the ring finger the ulnar nerve to the little and part of the ring finger and the radial nerve to the back of the wrist and hands on the thumb side sometimes combinations of these mean there is a more proximal sites such as the neck or the shoulder any accompanying system symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath or not to be ignored. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Severe pain in my left hand. I have had this severe pain in my left hand for 3 to 4 days now it comes and goes but when present so severe. It is mostly in the padded part by my thumb but radiates in to my rist and fingers please need advice don't know wha
Do : Do you have any numbness? Tingling? Pins & needles? The area you are describing is the area of sensation supplied by the median nerve--the nerve that is pinched in carpal tunnel syndrome. Have you had a recent injury? Sometimes the nerve can be bruised, such as when the hands are on the steering wheel in a car accident. A severe, sudden onset may imply a more significant problem. You should see your primary care physician or a hand surgeon promptly to have this evaluated. ...Read more
Pain in my left hand when I move my fingers or grip something,runs up my forearm and elbow, is this an overuse injury possibly?
I have a pain in my left hand. It runs from my ring finger up my arm - to my elbow constantly but my upper arm intermittently.
Nerve problem: The nerve that travels between the elbow and the ring finger is the ulnar nerve. It is vulnerable to trauma at the elbow by leaning on desks, chairs or car door handles. The pain can run up or down, spread, or come and go with activity. Permanent numbness requires medical care. Try to avoid provocative postures. There is a nerve test for your problem with physiatrist or neurology if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does pain in my left hand between my thumb and pointer fingers mean I have carpal tunnel? I tried a hand brace but no relief!
Arthritis: Pain between the thumb and index finger is most commonly from a joint called the basal joint also known as the first carpometacarpal joint. Depending upon your age it can be either a loose joint or possibly arthritis. I would have you see a hand surgeon to get x-rays and a full evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pain in my left ring finger. It hurts every night and every morning as I wake up. Sometimes when I wake up I have no sense in my left hand.
Ulnar nerve problem?: Numbness and tingling inthe small and ring finger can indicate a problem with the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve is commonly pinched at the level of the elbow, known as cubital tunnel syndrome, or at the level of the wrist, compression at guyon's canal. However, numbness and tingling in the exremities warrants evaluation by a physician to definitively identify the cause. ...Read more
Why am i having weakness and numbness off and on in my left hand fingers and pain in my shoulder and elbow?
My left hand /fingers pop/crack everytime i make a tight fist. What could it be? I'm only 21 but I am an athlete.
Should be OK: We used think that knuckle-cracking is bad and one may develop arthritis..There is no such evidence. As long as you are not having pain or instability in your joints/hands, popping/crackling by itself is likely harmless.. If you have additional concern, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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